The Inn at Leola Village Wedding Photographers | Nick + Julianna

December 10, 2018

Photography, Wedding

Groom kissing bride's forehead at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

A noticeable twinkle flickered in Nick’s eye the whole of Saturday, totally putting those hundreds of AMAZING strings of twinkle lights to shame. The Inn at Leola Village looked like a shimmering yuletide ballroom, complete with four Christmas trees, fireplace, and gold details.

The details may have gleamed, but it was Julianna who made her Kleinfeld Bridal wedding dress sparkle! With every movement, the sequins danced and added to the glow of her bridal splendor.

Every guest present watched her glide down the aisle on her father’s arm, shining with the radiance only a bride at Christmas time can. Her mother, Laurie, was present by way of a portrait resting on a chair at the front, expectantly waiting for Julianna to meet her groom, and whether it was the reflection of the twinkle lights or my imagination…I realized Laurie’s eyes were joyfully glistening too.

With the majority of the guests from out of state, it was apparent to Adam and me that this couple has a LOT of close, affectionate friends and family surrounding them with love and support, no matter how far away they might live. Nick’s father delivered words of pride in his son and new daughter-in-law, and cheers went up from the crowd–particularly for the family legacy Nick has carried on in his service as a pilot for the U.S. military.

Nick and Jules met in Little Rock, Arkansas while Nick was training with the Air Force, and Julianna was studying to become a registered nurse in oncology. Just a few short months after they got engaged and took care of most of their wedding planning (because Nick wasn’t about to leave it all to Jules), Nick landed in Kuwait for his deployment while Julianna finished up the remaining wedding details until he returned one month before the big day. I think it is safe to say this couple is in the ministry of service.

Nick and Jules, thank you. Thank you for serving our country, our people, your family, friends, and so many others. I know it isn’t without difficulty and loss that you have come to this point in your lives, which makes your story even more powerful. God’s plans are a great mystery, aren’t they? I admit that when I think of your story, I have a hard time coming up with words to say. It’s so true to God’s character to make amazing results come of things in life that aren’t easy to swallow. Julianna…you became an oncology nurse because of your mom’s battle with cancer. Nick…you answered the call to serve our country. Neither of those things is easy, but both of your choices is a direct result of the families God put you in and the path he chose for you. The word that comes to mind is the word LEGACY.

So…live.

Go live in the knowledge that God’s plans–no matter how deeply into the fire they require you to go–will always bring about life, even if it isn’t in the way you expect. Forge a REAL life together. It’s gonna be messy–I promise. But be okay with that. The messy stuff is what matters most. That’s where forgiveness, perseverance, and strength live–in the messy parts. I strongly believe God created marriage to be just that. If it were clean and neat it wouldn’t be a very accurate representation of Christ and the church, right? You have your own legacy to leave to the people who come after you, so make sure to leave behind the lessons you learned along the way. Why?

Because your legacy is going to be a great one. Love you both.

xoxo

Meagan and Adam 🙂

hand-lettered calligraphy welcome sign for wedding with purple floral designs by the Jepsons

Casa di Fiori wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster Pennsylvania by the Jepsons

white bouquet with Christmas twinkle lights at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

bride sitting in high back armchair with white bouquet at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster Pennsylvania by the Jepsons

Bridal shoes with white bouquet at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Reception dinner menu card design with red napkin for Christmas wedding at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster Pennsylvania by the Jepsons ring with evergreen branches at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster Pennsylvania by the Jepsons

Groom getting ready at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bridesmaids holding white and red florals at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride wearing white fur wrap holding white floral bouquet at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groom holding engraved tumbler of whiskey at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groom in black tux with bow tie at wedding at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom walking down brick path at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom first look at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom laughing at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom smiling at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groomsmen smiling at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride holding white florals at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride laughing with bridesmaids holding white and red florals at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride laughing with bridesmaids holding white and red florals at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

bridal party wearing wine red dresses and black tuxes the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride posing at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom posing at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groom smiling at bride with white floral bouquet at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom walking at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom laughing at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride looking down with white floral bouquet at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groom wearing black bow tie at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom smiling with white floral bouquet at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride in white fur wrap hugging groom with black bow tie at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride wearing white fur wrap holding white floral bouquet with groom in black tux by the Jepsons

Bride and groom at winter wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

bride and groom at winter wedding at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride in white fur hugging groom in black tux at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom in front of Casa di Fiori at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

bride walking down aisle with father at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Groom first look at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

bride walking down aisle with father at the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Bride and groom smiling at wedding venue the Inn at Leola Village by the Jepsons

Thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this day absolute perfection!

Venue: The Inn at Leola Village

Photography: The Jepsons

Entertainment: ProVolve Entertainment

Videography: JKM Productions

Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

  1. Katy Glazener

    December 12th, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    What a wonderful a beautiful wedding it truly was, so honored that David and I were able to come. Jules, your mom would be so proud! To the Jepsons the way the both of you worked together was a sight to see, as someone who has been around a lot of photographers your team work was just really cool to see! Love you guys!

  2. Elizabeth Hartman

    December 13th, 2018 at 12:13 am

    A REMARKABLE wedding and some fun photographers to work with. It was a perfect night all around and these pictures certainly reflect that!

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